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-terrorist official tells the u.s. to focus -- economic targets like banks and stock exchanges. at the same time, developments on the battlefields in afghanistan and pakistan that are linked to the plot, apparently. here are key points. authorities say a german citizen of afghan descent is in custody spelling out the terror plan, like the terror plot in mumbai that killed 164 people two years ago. osama bin laden apparently approved the plan. no word so far if threats were also made against the united states. now, to the war zone in afghanistan and pakistan. nato says an air strike killed a top al qaeda commander in northern afghanistan along its border with pakistan. the u.s. recently increased the number of drone attacks in pakistan, and this may be due in part to information on the terror plot. drone targets in pakistan include taliban and al qaeda forces and militants linked to al qaeda. and the taliban denied claims made by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus, that the taliban wants, was in contact with afghan government officials about possible peace talks. there'
. as the eiffel tower's evacuated due to a bomb threat, new commando-style raids across the u.s. and europe. brian ross has the latest. >>> and, wrestle mania. they've kicked, jumped and flipped their way into the hearts of millions of americans. now, pro wrestling hat its sights set on a really big audience. and that's a "sign of the times." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 28th, 2010. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. we begin tonight with a shocking look behind some of the most popular nonfiction films of our time. nature documentaries. these films seek to deliver a sense of wonder at the quirkry private behavior of some of the colorful characters in the animal kingdom. the problem, according to a long-time industry veteran we interviewed tonight, is that some of the most incredible scenes are 100% fake. john donvan has our report. >> reporter: animals on the screen. we love them. beethoven in the movie of that name. lassi, in the classic tv show. and then, of course, there
" starts right now. jenna: hi everybody, thank you for joining us, i'm jenna lee. gregg: i'm gregg jarrett if in for jon scott, we are in the newsroom, "happening now", new details about terror plots targeting european cities, including plans for a mobile-style commando attack, how the deadly plot was discovered. jenna: live on capitol hill, brand new polling on which way the country leaning, less than five weeks before the mid terms. we'll talk to a senate candidate from an important battle ground state and the growing power of the tea party. gregg: in the bottom box, a reality show featuring a very, very married man who could add up to a whole lot of trouble for all those folks you see there. why this mormon polygamist family on "sister wives", that's the show, could face pretty serious criminal charges. jenna: "happening now", president obama, about to sit down with family necessary iowa for another back yard conversation on the economy. all part of a major push by the president, to rally support ahead of the midterm election. mike emanuel is there in demoines and you've been to a few b
. a man by the name of kashmiri. security teams are telling us that the threat is on going and american tourists oversees are potential targets. the ideal would be to hit several targets to multiply the impact. >> the potential for three countries, france, germany and britain to be attacked simultaneously is actually a global-shock attack, and it comes out of the maturity in the style of attacks that pakistan has very sadly been having for a longtime, and also that the colders are seeing in afghanistan. megyn: steve centanni is tracking all of this and the threat assessment live for us at the pentagon. steve, what are you learning? >> reporter: u.s. officials are telling us, that they had a specific -- credible information but not specific information about a terror attack that would have been focused in europe in several countries in europe. it's unclear exactly what was being planned. the plot apparently has been disrupted for the most part but the danger could continue. one scenario had terrorists swarming over tourist hotels, ala mumbai, that's exactly what happened in mumbai, india
and the u.s. are now on full alert this morning. agents are investigating a possible threat from al qaeda-linked terrorists. >> they say this threat is credible and could involve commando-style tactics. brian ross investigates. >> reporter: tonight in paris, police evacuated the eiffel tower for the second time in two weeks after a bomb threat was called in. no bomb was found today. but officials in france are taking no chances. given what they believe is a very real threat. "we currently have reached the spike in the threat of an attack, which is unquestionable," the head of the french national police said last week. "as i speak to you this very moment, there is a specific threat against french interests," he added. this new threat to france, as well as germany and britain and the u.s., is coming from pakistan, according to intelligence officials. in large part from a contingent of german citizens who have been recruited for a jihad against the west over the last four years. >> some are german converts. many are turks. many are arabs. right new now we already have the first afghans and e
payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's nancy loo has been following the story and joins us live outside the woman's home in the south shore neighborhood. >> reporter: well, as you might guess, this incident is the talk of the neighborhood and residents are split. some are siding with the woman who open fire on two yuck children while other -- young children and others say she took things too far. regardless, chicago police are siding with her. the 68-year-old elderly widow who lived alone in this small home is staying behind closed doors today. and through a friend she is requesting privacy. >> she is emotionally distraught. she doesn't want to talk. she wants to try to find a way to take care of the damage that the children caused. >> indeed, windows are broken and loose bricks are on her property. she told police the 12 and 13- year-old boys now charged had broken her windows and returned later to throw bricks at her. that's when she pulled out a gun and opened fire hitting the 12-year-old in the arm. neighbors say the same boys had b
might be using public transportation some time today. now take a look at his picture this morning. the man police are looking for has sf tattooed on his face under his right eye. he still has family and what police are call yang societies here. his name is demere sai lacko, 58 fight 170 pounds with brown eyes and black eye and has other tatoos on his neck and was last seen walking around without his shirt and just wearing jeans. police are searching for hip because he is tied a rape, robbery and beating yesterday in the housing authority development. he is upon parole. we checked in here with the officers at the about view police station which deals with crimes from the district. this morning we know sha lacko has not been arrested and is still out on the loose. call 911 if you have seen this man. police do say they consider him dangerous. reporting live from san francisco, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 6:02. the two candidates go dworch of california clashed repeltedly during their first degate deviced right here on ktvu. decrat jerry brown and republican meg whitman fa
it is different. a lot of the polls are showing you look at earmarks, used to be popular, and now in this country there are more people saying don't bring home the pay cop, we have a deficit problem, a problem our children and grandchild have to deal with. you look at senators, like tomko -- senator coburn, he keeps getting reelected, although he tells us things we did not want to hear so he moved here from the house of representatives and the mood is different. >>neil: a lot of the uprising, they are union workers and public workers, and they are beholden to the government and the government to them. so there could be a silent majority that welcomes government cracking down. is there a message here because some of the spending maps i see, i don't see that. >>guest: one of the things to look for is something like the afl-cio pushing very hard so democrats can retain their majority, several democrats voted "no" on health care and there is concern that prove would pull a page from president clinton's play book in 1994 and 1995 and he triangulated so the afl-cio unions will work very hard for democr
in europe and the possible threat in the u.s. >> brown: margaret warner examines china's growing economic and military assertiveness in asia and globally. >> they're breaking diplomatic egg which is three or four years ago they would not have broken. so i think the change is palpable. >> woodruff: we talk to former clinton administration secretary of labor robert reich-- the last in our series of conversations on extending the bush-era tax breaks. >> brown: and jonathan miller of "independent television news" reports from northwest pakistan, where relief-aid is still slow in coming two months after the floods began. >> this is one of the worst affected areas in pakistan, but these people industrial no safe water, no food, no shelter, no medicine. something has gone very wrong. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i want to know what the universe... >> looks like. >> feels like. >> from deep space. >> to a microbe. >> i can contribute to the world by pursuing my passion for science. >> it really is the key to the
that? >> local emergency officials have confirmed for us, shep, that one person is dead. we know it's a man but don't know anything more at this point. four people actually had to be cut out of the bus. they were trapped for quite a while. at least 11 people taken to local hospitals. two of them with life threatening injuries. two others with serious injuries. many others had lesser injuries and we talked to one hospital that treated four of the children that were involved with this. they said they ranged in age from 6 to 12 and the good news is they say that group is in good condition. shep? >> good to know, back for updates, shannon bream in d.c. thank you. there have been several deadly bus crashes in recent years. back in 2007, a coach bus carrying college baseball team fell off an overpass in atlanta killing seven. the team on their way from bluffton university in ohio, you may remember, off to a tournament in florida. we're told that driver drove up and off the ramp at full speed before the bus tumbled back into the highway. in 2006, a school bus jumped a retaining wall in hu
. and possibly the u.s. homeland security secretary janet napolitano joins us live. >>> and get set to get soaked. florida braces for to rential rains and this storm is moving straight up the east coast. good morning. it's wednesday, september 29th, 2010. i'm savannah guthrie. >> is it really only wednesday? is it really finally hump day? i'm chuck todd. and later, the academy award-winning filmmaker debe hyped at kwn inconvenient truth" and now "waiting for superman" will also be on the show. let's get to the rundown. we'll start with those new poll numbers. five weeks from election day. our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows a little bit of a silver lining for democrats. when asked who they independent power come january, republicans still come out on top but their lead has shrunk to nine points. was 49/40 in august and now just three points, 46/43. still a lot to be concerned about here for anyone currently in office. mark murray is nbc's deputy political director. the big picture, the overall landscape hasn't changed. let's start with the first number. why is the republican lead no
>>> tensions running high in europe right now over fears of a possible tror attack and is the u.s. at risk, too? >>> plus, a super soaker. tropical depression number 16 dwumping on a ton of rain on florida right now and then expected to head right up the east coast. >>> bristol palin's ex meets our own lawrence o'donnell. this one you want to see, believe me. >>> good wednesday morning, i'm chris jansing. live from msnbc world headquarters in new york. well, with the potential republican takeover of congress breathing down his neck, a newly energized and clearly fired up president obama is back on the road and he's got an awful lot at stake. this is the barack obama that fired up an electorate and took the white house. >> the prediction among the pundits is, this is going to be a blood letting for democrats. that's what they're saying in washington. we can't let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn't care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country and for your future and i'm going to get throughout and fight as hard as i can and i know you are, too
is a big concern as these downpours continue to hit us. they have come through overnight into the morning hours. the rain just picking up on us moments ago. the worst of what we're being told is we've been dealing with this all morning. the bad news about that, it's not going away anytime soon as we are expected to continue dealing with this flooding and water collecting and gathering south florida as the day goes on. harry. >> sherry williams, thank you very much. we go over to dave price and find out where this storm is headed g. morning, sir. >> she was right. we are just seeing the storm pick up, not very well organized right now but going over the florida peninsula around south florida into the atlantic where it will get some energy and that rotation is going to be more well formed. our biggest concerns, once it moves through florida, rolling into the carolinas, places like wilmington already pounded, another three possibly to eight inches of rain expected as this system begins to zoom on up the coast and, again, it is going to follow a quick path all the way through to the northeast
. it's important, because, it doesnt' mean it won't effect us, it will just get extra tropical. the rain is still moving our way whether you see that spot or not. the flooding rains are a possibility and the winds will pick up as the center gets closer to the day tomorrow. in the region in here, over the appalachian to the bay, we'll see the heaviest of the rain. and there's the potential for a few inches and in some cases, up to 6 inches of rain and there's a lot moving our way and we'll have the forecast coming up shortly. >> the first warning weather coverage continues shortly. wjz is live in anne arundel and derek valcourt has more on how maryland's preparing for the floods and high winds. >> reporter: local and state emergency management officials are sending out warnings. they're getting ready for the storm and so should you. >> reporter: in neighbors like fells point, subject to frequent flooding. >> every time there's a high tide, it floods there. >> a couple buddies got their cars destroyed because of the rain. i try to stay away if it's going to rain. >> reporter: you
see changes. it is wednesday morning, september 29th. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. we are happy you are with us. tucker barnes is in for tony with the latest on this day. and you're scaring me with word of a deluge tomorrow. >> we're comfortable now. temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. we'll start with the satellite and look at that. our motion from south to north, waking up with cloud cover. might be a few rays of sunshine as you head out of the door and the clouds will increase and it looks like we have heavy rain in store. not so much today. i think the evening commute is okay, but into the nighttime and during the daytime tomorrow, a lot of heavy rain around as we have prop cal moisture to the south which is being pulled to the north. at this point we have a flash flood watch for later tonight and into the daytime on thursday. we're talking about the potential for several inches of rain. so the entire viewing area under a flash flood watch. it's not just the washington area. most of the mid-atlantic, right into southern new england
is a big concern as the downpours continue to hit us, coming through overnight and into the morning hours. the rain picking up on us moments ago. the worst of what we're being told is dealing with this all morning and not going away any time soon as we're expected to continue dealing with the flooding and water collecting and gathering in south florida as the day goes on. harry? >> thank you very much. we want to go to dave price and find out where this storm is headed. good morning, sir. >> you know what? she was right. just beginning to see the storm pick up. not well organized right now but goes over the florida peninsula, south florida, out into the atlantic and where it gets energy. and that rotation is going to be more well formed. the biggest concerns, once it moves through florida, rolling into the carolinas, places like wilmington already pounded and another three, possibly to eight inches of rain expected as this system begins to zoom on up the coast. and again, it is going to follow a quick path all the way through to the northeast. but the biggest concerns tomorrow, what could
. it was leaked to the u.s. media somehow. people always say that it was a deliberate leak. i do not think it was. i do not think they have tourr in of criminal evidence arrest anybody. >> thank you india has launched a biometric id scheme. it will put more than 1 billion citizens on a database. it is hoping the database will give an accurate picture of indian society. the european commission appears set to defer legal action against france over its expulsion of thousands of roma migrants. a senior european commissioner compared to events during world war ii. the u.s. senate is investigating the release of the lockerbie bombing. medical experts and state department officials will be questioned about the scottish departments decision. key witnesses from the uk have rejected requests to attend. are scotland correspondent reports. >> it has been months since he was freed from prison to fly home to his family and libya. he was released on compassionate grounds by scottish government. >> imposed by a higher power, is rts in anyo course in a jurisdiction in any land can revoke or overruled. it is final
terror plots here in the u.s., is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new thoughts that has authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigating the family in the reality show "sister wives." will the public send the family to court? >> four wives? 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go, on they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. he's in iowa and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in t
investigation. >> reporter: thank you so much for joining us. as you heard there, it is an yon going investigation. still looking to everything that's caused this situation. and difficulty for folks who tried to get out of this fire. tracee wilkins, live this morning in northwest. back to you all in the studio. >> tracee, thank you for the update. >>> police are looking for suspects after a deadly shooting yesterday. it left several cars riddled with bullets and one flipped over. the home is one block from where a man was taken into custody not long after the shooting. his status is not known. earlier, around 12:30 p.m., chaos enveloped u street northwest, one the busiest commercial areas in the city. as mourners were leaving walker memorial btist church for the funeral of 21-year-old mccray, another shooting happened near the cars lined up to participate in the funeral procession. a car pulled up and opened fire in an suv with three men inside. it took off down u street, side-swiped two cars, hit a verizon truck. one was killed. the minister who officiated claims coates and the vic
intercepted by u.s. intelligence. the plan reportedly modelled after the 2008 mumbai attacks, remember those in india and set to focus on western tourists staying in france, england and germany. julie kirtz is live in washington for us with the developing details. >> that's right. western intelligence agencies had credible intelligence that mumbai style attack was planned to target western tourists, as you said, likely americans staying in western hotels in france, england and germany. the attackers were allegedly of pakistani or algerian origin and trained in pakistan's tribal areas. u.s. intelligence decided to leak the information according to one source as a disruption tactic. the threat was credible and the concern was that it would evolve. at this point, there have been no arrests, gretchen, according to our information, officials are still working to investigate this plot. a big concern is that the plotters were modeling their european assault on the 2008 attack in mumbai, india, when armed gunmen, as you remember, killed more than 200 people in coordinated attacks there. several sour
are investigating whether any attacks were planned here for the u.s. france has been on heightened alert for several weeks and just yesterday a threat forced the eiffel tower to be evacuated. nbc jenny is live in london with the very latest. jenny, i understand london security level is at severe. what else can you tell us? >> well, yes, the security levels have been at severe since january, actually. we are on a heightened state of alert here. the reason that the threat level is still at severe meaning that a terror attack is highly likely means that this plot has been uncovered. nbc news has learned from talking to pakistani intelligence officials that some british born pakistanis were arrested in pakistan earlier this month. now, when they were interrogated by the u.s., the british and pakistani intelligence officials, they revealed that they had planned to go on a shooting spree, possibly starting in the uk and it's slightly unclear and they certainly go on to attack france, germany and denmark, as well. in response to this, the u.s. has actually stepped up their number of drone attacks in northe
the newcomer stayed more on message, sometimes reciting speech lines, jerry brown used humor, analysts say people will disagree on who won because it all depended on exactly what you were looking for. >> people looking for consistency and a predictable message and a solid presence, i think they might be attracted to meg. if they are looking for experience and some personality and i think he was warm tonight, some warmth, some charm, some passion, then it is jerry. >> reporter: certainly both candidates had something to prove and people are watching them carefully. jerry brown certainly has been in politics for a long time. he is trying to prove he is more than a career politician and he is still relevant decades after being governor of california as he tries again for that top office. meg whitman is a new cammer to the political scene. she wanted to establish she is up for the job and can maneuver sacramento, coming up you will hear what they had to say last night. jerry brown as he addressed some of the questions about weather he can stay more focused and we will tell you why meg whitman
[ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> that's what's making news in >>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's wednesday, september 29th. and this morning, flood warning. tropical weather set to bring heavy downpours from florida to new england, over the next 48 hours. some places have already had a foot of rain. sam is on the flood watch. >>> also breaking, the radical cleric, connected to the recent failed terror plots here in the u.s., is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new thoughts that has authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigating the family in the reality show "sister wives." will the public send the family to court? >> four wives? 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before go
, both from cia drones and u.s. helicopters. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >>> that woman who admitted to throwing acid in her own face now faces a judge in vancouver this morning. bethany stroe blamed the attack on a stranger. police say she later said she put drain cleaner on her face. that's in connection with the thousands of dollars she accepted under false pretenses. >>> investigators in arizona are taking a serious look at what could be a shoot-out hoax. the incident happened back in april and it pushed the immigration issue in arizona onto the national stage. now the big question is, was it all made up? david wright reports from phoenix. >> reporter: one week after the governor signed a tough new anti-immigration bill, this was the dramatic incident that focused the debate here. >> get me some help! >> okay, okay. >> reporter: a firefight in the arizona desert, overheard on a 911 call. as the sheriff's deputy called for backup. >> car one, how are you, bud? >> tell my wife i love her. >> reporter: the sheriff backed his deputy's story that he was ambushed by a band of
with a family in des moines, iowa. >> earlier the president used a combination of bluntness and inspiration to rally democratic voters. karen traverse joins thus morning from madison. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. with five weeks to go before the midterm elections, president obama rolled up his sleeves, dusted off an old familiar campaign phrase, and said he was fired up. >> the stakes are too high for our country and for your future, and i am going to get out there and fight as hard as i can, and i know you are too. >> reporter: before an estimated crowd of 17,000 at the university of wisconsin, mostly students, mr. obama pleaded with young voters to bring back the enthusiasm from the 2008 campaign. he asked them to knock on doors and pledge to vote. vice president biden and members of the cabinet brought similar methods to college campuses across the nation. the goal is clear, rev up those young voters, age 18 through 29, who were critical to the obama campaign's success in 2008. that year, 66% of voters went for mr. obama. 32% for senator john mccain. tw
for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates. there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election, saying no one is more embarrassed than her. she did not apologize for putting $119 million of her own money in this campaign. >> the labor unions and jerry brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. my view is putting jerry brown in charge of putting jerry brown -- of the unions is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> reporter: people we spoke with say whitman appeared to be
developments for us. >> in paris tuesday night, officials evacuated the eiffel tower after a caller from a phone booth issued a threat. it was a false alarm, but the second evacuation in just two weeks. a senior u.s. official tells abc news there's a credible threat of a major series of new terror attacks on britain, france, germany and possibly the united states. the information comes after questioning a captured suspected jihadist who reportedly claimed osama bin laden personally approved the plot. >> the american authorities are extremely nervous about what is going on. the germans are extremely nervous about what is going on. >> reporter: officials are looking for other radicalized germans who may have been training in pakistan for a commando-style raid. officials say they do not know details of a specific time or place of the attack. the head of the fbi testified on capitol hill about increased worries of non-specific new threats. >> reporter: despite the significant counterterrorism pressure abroad, al-qaeda continues to be committed to high-profile attacks directed at the west inc
joining us with more. >> reporter: jessica, investigators are on the scene trying to find out the cause of the fire. they know it started on the fifth floor and went up through the stairwell. the fire was so intense that one person jumped out the window. >> there was one resident, who did jump from the interior of the building to escape the fire. >> reporter: that man died a short time later. four others are in critical condition, including a child. eight people were transported to lock a hospitals. 40 others were treated on the scene. >> got my girlfriend out of bed and ran through. she got her and the cat. she's in the hospital and i'm going to see her right now. >> reporter: witnesses say they woke up to the sound of alarms. >> i heard screaming. so i opened up the door and saw on my floor there was furniture in the hallway that was on fire. >> reporter: this man lives on the fifth floor and he says the night before he noticed the furniture in the common area, close to where the fire started. >> it was a lot of smoke, and my hall was pretty lit up with flames. yeah, pretty scary. >>
specifically, theft by deception because the prosecutors believe that she used $1,500 of donated money intended to pay for medical expenses to go on a shopping spree and to use that to buy train tickets and meals all before she confessed to police that this was all a hoax. >>shepard: whatever happened to the money she got after she made the false claims? a lot of people donated cash? >>reporter: we are talking about $28,000 here and the police now have that money and once this case eventually wraps up, whatever happens, a local bank that organized the fundraising effort says a plan to get the money back to the donors if the people have receipt, the left over money goes to the oregon burn center to help local burn victims. they are trying to do something good with the money. >>shepard: thank you, mark, live for us from vancouver. a hospital shooting in nebraska today injured two police officers and a suspect. according to the local media witnesses say the shooting went down in or near the cafeteria and the police officers are nursing minor wounds and the suspect is in critical condition. it is p
is r-rbl -- are social issues. chris van hollen from the democratic side joins us to tell us about democratic strategy, 34 days and counting. thank you, dana perino. juliet: president obama hitting the campaign trail to rally the democratic base ahead of the mid terms, holding an event in the traditionally liberal city of madison, wisconsin, police estimates that more than 26,000 people showed up to see him at the university of wisconsin's campus, the president, echoing back to his mantra of the 2008 campaign, that's that voters need to show up. >> change is going to come! change is going to come for this generation! if we work for it. if we fight for it. if we believe in it. the biggest mistake we could make right now, it's to let disappointment or frustration lead to apathy and indifference. that is how the other side wins. juliet: president obama said the other side will lead to the same failed polices that got us here in the first place. he was joined at the rally by a number of democratic candidates, including wisconsin senator russ feingold, he's currently trailing his republ
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
implemented the program earlier this year. >>> well, the u.s. senate is proping a new bipartisan bill that would hold arlington nationacemetery in fixing errors in burial records. it requires the army the right past errors and reach out to family members of those buried at arlington. it will also determine whether the office of veterans affairs should run the cemetery rather than the u.s. army. a congressional hearing last month revealed 6,600 graves may be unmarked or mislabeled. >>despite another massive barn fire business will be conducted as usual at the livestock exchange we're told. it beg late monday night in a barn where cattle were kept. 200 cows were inside at the time. crews were able to free most of them but 16 did die. the livestock exchange is a fixture in virginia. investigators a still trying to figure out what happened. this weekend will auction will go on as planned. >>> this morning europe is on high alertfter news of a terror plot against britain, france and germany. the eiffel tower has been evacuated twice in two weeks because of bomb threats. al qaeda is thought
on the streets. what more can you tell us? >> eight people were transported to the hospital. five to the burn unit and one with a child. two people are in critical condition. i want to show you the scene down the street here. there are still some fire crews inside the building. it's an eight-story apartment building and they believe it started on the fifth floor. everyone is out of the building. firefighters say they have it under control but there are still hot spots. they believe the fire started in a common area. they had to use ladders to rescue people. >> i walked out and saw black smoke just like over, covering the ceiling and then like that black smoke like there was orange flames reflecking off of it. it was so hot one person had to jump out of a window. that's one of the people in critical condition. they don't know if that person will pull through. reporting live in northwest washington, lindsey mastis, 9 news now. >>> we are hoping to learn more from police about the deadly shooting on u and 88th -- 11th street northwest. it happened during the middle of the day. police say at leas
threat. the newly uncovered terror plot against the u.s. and our allies in europe. hma bin laden give h okay? >>> and curtains up. country music's mecca returns to its former glory. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. we begin, now, with what could be a very wet day along a good part of the eastern seaboard. >> south florida is the area closest to the big storm that is likely to strengthen into tropical storm nicole. some residents have already laid out sandbags in preparation. tropical storm warnings are in effect for key west and south florida counties. those around major cities like miami and ft. lauderdale. >> it's moving north rapidly. accuweather's ava dinges has more. >> the latest tropical system moving for cuba. it's dropping torrential rainfall over cuba. and also, with strong, gusty winds. it's moving into southeastern florida, where miami could pick up four inches of rain just throughout the day. the storm system quickly heading up the east coast, where flooding will again be a concern, into cities like new york and philadelphia. especially into t
. anne makovec is at san quentin prison in marin county to tell us why. >> reporter: if the plan that was in effect on monday would have stuck, albert greenwood brown would be dead right now but he is alive behind me at san quentin this morning because of a decision by a federal judge last evening. brown would have been california's first execution in almost five years, but judge fogel suspended the execution until he finishes reviewing a lawsuit against california's lethal injection procedure. concerns that it's cruel and unusual punishment. if the first of three drugs administered doesn't work properly, the inmate could suffer extreme pain from the third drug which stops the heart. the family of brown's victim just wants it over with. here's her brother speaking about what it was like after his 15-year-old sister disappeared. >> i remember getting in the truck with my father and... [ crying ] >> ... driving up and down the... uhm....... driving up and down the streets, you know, callingherr name. >> reporter: the stay of execution is being appealed to the state court of appeal
attended. >>> and afghanistan most of the fighting has ended. u.s. soldiers have militants on har province. have militants on now the afghan governsq't is moving in, trying to restore order and rebuild schools in an area that has long been under taliban control. >> president obama will be in virginia later today. he is stopping and richmond to talk about his administration's ation's economy. this was designed to drum up democratic excitement in the countdown to election day. >> by day the president is talking of economic progress. >> the challenges and the that the economy faces are still great, but we are on the right pass. >> by night he is rallying voters like he did at the university of wisconsin. recent polls shows the enthusiasm is largely on the republican side. there was no enthusiasm data and madison were 26,000 students greeted him like to was 2008. -- like it was 2008. in late august republicans led by nine points. now 46% republicans, 43% democrats. unusual attack, expressing irritation over apathy. it >> it is inexcusable by any democrat or progressive to stand on the sideline
morning news" for wednesday, september 29th, 2010. good morning, everybody, thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. begin overseas this morning, both france and britain on alert for possible terror attacks. the threat is described as credible. a british officials said the plots were in an early stage with an islamic connection. mark phillips is in london and has the latest on this. good morning, mark. >> good morning, betty. well, western intelligence agencies are saying there is a credible, what they're calling a credible islamist-o linked terror plot that they have interrupted, one that would affect several countries in the west including the u.s., also britain, france and germany. people are undoubtedly nervous but they also say there is no evidence at this time any plot or any attacks were imminent and the proof of that is that terror levels across the west have not been raised, with one notable exception, that is in france, where there have been a number of terror alerts over the last few weeks, including one just yesterday at the eiffel tower, which police cleared and the area
meetings, town hall meetings and a lady asked a couple of tough questions. one was tell us about your faith. the other was will you eat one of my husband's red hot chilli peppers. >> i think he's been trying to do what we've been talking about which is connect and on different levels where there are questions, he's going there. that connection with the woman on the economy the other day, still sort of reverberates today because it was a seminal moment for this president and this country in terms of how people feel. he's putting himself out there. i commend him for it. i think it's hard for him. >> i think it's very hard for him. you can tell with him answering that question. >> i read the "times" story. as a guy who grew up in a southern baptist church. my parents took me there in the morning. they made me go to training union at night even when the super bowl was on. we were there wednesday night. we were there friday night. i grew up in an evangelical culture. i see you smirking wondering what happened to me. so i look through that statement, and when he says things like, jesus died for m
% say the country is head in the wrong direction. 32% say the u.s. is on the right track. with that in mind, 46% of likely voters believe the republicans should control congress compared to 43% in favor of democrats. that's within the margin of error and represents a smaller gap than last month when republicans held a nine-point advantage over democrats. this is what they want. 75% want a reduction in special interest influence. 70% want to elect outsiders. 54% want to bring more conservatism to the republican party and 54% want to see repeal of the health care reform. 42% of those say tea party is good for politics. when it comes to the president's job performance, 49% now disapprove of the work he's doing. 46% approve. that number has held fairly steady. more americans have positive feelings toward former president bill clinton than president obama. an amazing number. sarah palin has a favorability rating of 30%, higher than nancy pelosi who rated 22%. with polls showing that young voters likely will not turn out this november, president obama is hoping to fire up the d
that they have interrupted, one that would affect several countries in the west including the u.s., also britain, france and germany. people are undoubtedly nervous but they also say there is no evidence at this time any plot or any attacks were imminent and the proof of that is that terror levels across the west have not been raised, with one notable exception, that is in france, where there have been a number of terror alerts over the last few weeks, including one just yesterday at the eiffel tower, which police cleared and the area around it. but found no bombs. a train station earlier in the week was also cleared. france has a specific threat it is worried about particularly from north africa because of the discussion in france of the laws being passed to ban burqas, burqa wearing among islamic women. what is happening, the terrorist sources say -- anti-terrorist sources say, attacks were planned oomg those that took place in mumbai, india, where commandos landed moved into areas of public populations and train stations, hotels, et cetera, and caused a lot of damage and killed a lot of peopl
the heat on his own party members yesterday. nbc tracie potts has more for us in washington. good morning to you, tracie. >> veronica, good morning. we're now starting to hear a tough love message from president obama, aimed not at republicans, but aimed at his own party. he said buck up and he called republicans -- rather democrats irresponsible if they're sitting on their hands complaining. he said it's inexcusable to sit on the sidelines. we heard some of this in wisconsin yesterday at a huge college rally, trying to fight what polls and pundits say is apathy. he told students we can't let the country fall backwards because we didn't care enough to fight. he's doing this four-state swing through several states around the country trying to drum up support because polls are showing that democrats could be in trouble as we head into november's elections. in fact, we have a new nbc "wall street journal" poll. take a look at this. republicans now have a three-point lead over democrats, but that's down from a nine-point lead just last month. and looking at this question, who should control c
this country fall backwards because of rest of us didn't care enough to fight. >> reporter: in interviews he's even tougher. the president told "rolling stone" the democrats "sitting on their hands complaining are irresponsible." republicans and even some democrats say beating up the base may backfire. >> out there trying to terrify them, and put all of these scare tactics out there and hope that the fear will drive them to the polls. >> reporter: mr. obama's on a four-day swing to drum up support amid a faltering economy. >> i don't think there's one specific sector to put the blame on. >> reporter: nearly one therpd of american dos. in a new poll, the percentage who blame mr. obama for america's economic growth has almost doubled since january. consumed by the tea party, republicans say they've got momentum. >> not there on the democrat side as much as the republican side. >> reporter: expect more heated rhetoric as president obama rallies in iowa and virginia today. and if this president can't get it done with a tough love message, perhaps another president can. i in our nbc/"wall street
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